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1. A usually circular or semicircular building constructed around a central turntable and used for housing and switching locomotives.
2. Nautical A cabin on the after part of the quarterdeck of a ship.
3. Games A meld of four kings and four queens in pinochle.
4. Sports A punch or kick delivered with a sweeping movement from one side.


1. (Railways) a circular building in which railway locomotives are serviced or housed, radial tracks being fed by a central turntable
2. (Boxing) boxing slang
a. a swinging punch or style of punching
b. (as modifier): a roundhouse style.
3. (Card Games) pinochle US a meld of all four kings and queens
4. an obsolete word for jail
5. (Nautical Terms) obsolete a cabin on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship



n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a building for the servicing and repair of locomotives, built around a turntable.
2. a cabin on the after part of a quarterdeck.
3. a punch delivered with an exaggerated circular motion.
4. a meld in pinochle of one king and queen of each suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roundhouse - workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotivesroundhouse - workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
2.roundhouse - a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing
hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent


[ˈraʊndhaʊs] N (roundhouses (pl)) [ˈraʊndhaʊzɪz]
1. (Rail) → cocherón m circular, rotonda f para locomotoras
2. (Naut) (archaic) → chupeta f
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You could set your watch by that tune as confidently as by the roundhouse whistle.
At other times anyone could dance who paid his money and was orderly; the railroad men, the roundhouse mechanics, the delivery boys, the iceman, the farm-hands who lived near enough to ride into town after their day's work was over.
To be sure, I would tell him how kindly I had myself been used upon that dry land he was so much afraid of, and how well fed and carefully taught both by my friends and my parents: and if he had been recently hurt, he would weep bitterly and swear to run away; but if he was in his usual crackbrain humour, or (still more) if he had had a glass of spirits in the roundhouse, he would deride the notion.
For a fireman he was scrupulously clean, always washing up in the roundhouse before he came home.
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